A robotics company claims a robot that 'remembers and learns' has escaped their lab twice. Come on now.
According to both The Mirror and Metro UK, a robot that "remembers and learns" has remembered and learned how to escape the confines of its lab in Perm (a city in central Russia), not just once, but twice. The implication is that somehow the robot, a Promobot IR77, has achieved sentience and now Short Circuit is real.
Here's video of the robot's purported second "escape."
Upon hearing this, you might be thinking, "Oh no, robot revolution, the end is nigh!" or maybe even, "HOORAY! THE SINGULARITY!" (ahem, guilty) but once initial excitement fades, perhaps you must admit that there's no way this can be real. Look at the facts:
• Here is a video from nine-months-ago of Oleg Kivokurtsev, co-founder of the research center (Skolkovo Robotics Center) that engineered Promobot, talking about what the robot was designed to do.